Yes, you read that right: Do No Seat! We found pidgin English all over the globe from Central America through Africa and all over Asia. Something about it though never ceased to amaze us.
I have a very high respect for all people who speak multiple languages but I know that if I were asked to make official translations, I’d check them with a native speaker BEFORE paying money to put that translation on a sign. Yet, all over the world from world heritage sites to government offices to museums and cafes….the silliest little mistakes always managed to bring a smile to our lips!
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IF YOU GO: This photo was taken at Tikal, Guatemala. You can reach it via an overnight bus from Guatemala City or Antigua but there are daily flights as well. If you do take the bus, upon your arrival in Flores, you should book the next transport straight to the ruins and you’ll likely get there right around sunrise. When it’s time to sleep, take the bus two hours back towards Guatemala City to the town of Poptun and the relaxing rhythms of Finca Ixobel.